Lead Category Manager

Novo Nordisk A/S

Full-time job
Greater Copenhagen


Supply Chain & Procurement


Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Lead Category Manager – MRO
Do you want to join the world leader in diabetes care in a journey to make a positive change in patients’ lives? Are you interested in developing sourcing strategies that drive competitiveness in a global organization? Then you are the person we are looking for to seize the opportunity of a life-changing career with Novo Nordisk.

About Corporate Procurement
Corporate Procurement is responsible for the indirect spend in Novo Nordisk and for defining and driving the global procurement strategy. Corporate Procurement consists of 140 employees based in Denmark and India, and globally 400 people work in procurement.

We promote a global mind-set, dedication to business partnering and a relentless focus on creating rewarding careers for our people. We work fact-based, and are dedicated to collaborative problem solving and take active leadership for the initiatives we are involved in. We invest significant resources in developing our employees through coaching, frequent feedback, formal training and by giving challenging responsibility to individuals.

Corporate Procurement is anchored with direct report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Novo Nordisk.

The position
As Lead Category Manager in Corporate Procurement you will handle a wide selection of sourcing related tasks and drive strategically important projects. You will have the opportunity to apply your procurement skills on a strategic, tactical and operational level while balancing technical solutions, commercial scenarios, quality standards and risk management.

Your main role will be to work towards developing and creating strategies for the MRO category through solid category management, fact-based analysis, stakeholder alignment and your insight into customer needs. You will work in close cooperation with stakeholders across the organization to ensure the right approach for sourcing goods & services within technical, building and area maintenance.

Specifically, you will be responsible for managing supplier landscape, negotiating agreements, creating business cases that lead to cost-reduction through in/outsourcing, standardizing service levels, driving competitive bidding behaviour in the organization and steering process optimization in cooperation with business areas among others. One of your strategic priorities will be to lead the design, alignment and implementation of a governance model for MRO in Novo Nordisk working in close cooperation with other central sourcing units.

You are passionate about procurement and change management. We expect you have a master’s degree in business administration, engineering, supply chain management or similar. You have several years of category management experience working in a customer focused role within CAPEX, MRO, manufacturing and/or technical areas, ideally around 10 years. Experience with MRO in the pharmaceutical industry would be beneficial.

You have great stakeholder management skills and can drive change using your leadership skills to influence and impact key stakeholders. As the position requires you to build a strong network internally in Novo Nordisk as well as with suppliers, you must have excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships and secure commitment from both internal and external stakeholders.

You are analytically strong, self-driven and have an international mind-set, probably from working in a global organisation. We expect you to be curious and have an interest in understanding the value chain in a large organisation. A positive mind- set combined with a willingness to make a difference will also be needed to be successful in this job. You work fluently in English.

Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we use our skills, dedication and ambition to help people with diabetes. We offer the chance to be part of a truly global work place, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

Deadline for application
20 September 2019

For further information, please contact Daniel Franco Orjuela on +45 30795683


Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

Apply within 1 day (20 September 2019)

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Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity.

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